Manga vs. Anime


With manga and anime being different from each other, which one is the preferred medium for any person?

The Major differences between the two; Manga are graphic novels or comics drawn in black and white. They are released via chapters or volumes and are the base of many anime titles.
Anime are TV shows or movies that are an animated version of the manga source title. Their distinct look or way it’s animated is based upon the studio in charge of the animation. Popular anime titles are released in seasons, otherwise an anime series will run for only one season consisting of either 12 or 24 episodes with some exceptions, an example of that would be the One Piece anime series, which currently has 999 episodes, and it’s still on going.

Manga it’s the equivalent of reading a book. There are thousands of different manga available to the public, and with that many choices, not all manga get an anime adaptation.The same idea goes for comic book series adapted into movies. Depending on the series or the publisher, chapters are released weekly or monthly. There are some benefits to manga, such as not having to watch a 30-minute episode, being able to read the series faster, being able to read the series at your own pace, and lastly there is little to no filler, not wasting any time.
Typically, filler is used when an anime catches up with the manga it’s based on. Many anime are created and aired while the manga is still being written. But a lot of times, the anime is finished faster than the volumes of its manga, and filler is then used to give the manga time to catch up. And filler is typically not important to building up the main story.

An example of this is the series Naruto, where a whole season’s worth of episodes was used as filler. For the manga to get back ahead of the anime.

Anime is much more popular now than in the early 2000’s, with plenty of people loving and watching it. Just like how readers have their perks, anime viewers also have perks that are not offered by reading.A very distinct difference is that the series is animated. The characters are alive, and not just stills on a page.When reading manga the reader has to use their own imagination, the biggest benefit Anime gets it’s being able to use sound. To make it feel a more real word, and music can create emotional situations, where you’d be in tears or have you rooting for your favorite character.

A very specific example is Demon Slayer’s 19th episode, where the Main Character Tanjiro fought Antagonist Rui, and the music made the fight 10 times more emotional than the manga.

At the end, it’s for you to decide which one you like the best, as each one has its positives and negatives, either way, it’s a great and entertaining way to spend time, if you are bored or have nothing to do if you decide to watch or read, or both, you are still are gonna have a great time!